Well-being is dynamic and made up of much more than clinical outcomes.
It takes many factors working together for individuals and communities to thrive. Whole-person health matters. Whole-person health requires that mind, body and spirit work together to create well-being. Our neighborhoods matter. Our relationships matter. We are interconnected. The health of those close to us and the health of our collective communities makes a difference.
Snohomish County Health and Well-Being Monitor
Every year, PIHC conducts a survey that measures the health and well-being of Snohomish County residents. The survey is centered around the Six Dimensions of Health and creates a baseline for community health, helping our partners anticipate and address changes in local well-being.
Explore the Six Dimensions of Health
Health and well-being mean different things to different communities. Instead of telling communities what it means to be healthy, we asked them. Our community selected 24 measures that are valuable to them, from which we’ve developed six dimensions.
Relationships & Social Connections
Healthy relationships are vital to health. Strong family ties, friendships, and partnerships can increase our sense of security, self-esteem, and belonging and provide a buffer against stress, anxiety, and depression. Low social connection is linked to declines in physical and mental health.
Physical health is both a state of being and a practice. Behaviors such as diet, exercise, sleep and stress have a profound effect on disease conditions and well-being. Physical health is also directly linked to hygiene routines, tobacco, alcohol and other drugs, workplace safety and more.
Mental & Emotional
Recognizing your own and others' emotions and appropriately responding makes a difference. It is the ability to cultivate positive thoughts, practice self-compassion, express emotions and consciously choose your responses, including engaging in support systems to help cope.
Security & Basic Needs
Having enough and freedom from worry play an essential role in a person's health. Lack of access to basic needs and personal safety are linked at all stages of life to physical and mental illness, post-traumatic stress, shorter lifespans and lower quality of life.
Neighborhood and Environment
In important ways, your zip code defines your health. Safe, connected, walkable neighborhoods with access to nutritional food, good education for children, and human services make it easier to enjoy well-being.
Work, Learning & Growth
Employment, education and opportunities for personal growth are bedrocks of well-being. Using available resources to develop and create opportunities that resonate with your unique gifts, skills, and talents contributes to meaning and purpose and helps you remain active and involved throughout life.
Our Collaborative Impact
Together with our partners, we’ve impacted thousands of lives in Snohomish County.
Thousands of Community Needs Met
Total Health connects clinical and social care, helping clinicians connect with social workers and social workers connect with each other. This creates pathways to services for thousands of residents in Snohomish County. Learn more about Total Health™.
Thousands of Residents Surveyed
For the last four years, we’ve conducted an annual survey that monitors the health of Snohomish County residents. Each year, a scientifically selected group of residents receives a survey. The results help community leaders plan for emerging needs. Learn more about the Health and Well-Being Monitor™.
Hundreds of Resources Made Available
Livewelllocal.org is a crowd-sourced hub for well-being resources. Together with our partners, we’ve made hundreds of well-being resources visible to our community and the health and social care providers who serve them. Learn more about LiveWellLocal.org.